10 days in California Itinerary

10 days in California Itinerary

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10 days in California Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
+2
train + bus + Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Edinburgh

1
night
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego holiday maker tool .

Edinburgh, UK to San Diego is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Edinburgh to San Diego, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Edinburgh in April: highs in San Diego hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Gaslamp Quarter ©
Gaslamp Quarter

3
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach. Family-friendly places like Disneyland Park and The Grove will thrill your kids. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Montana Avenue in Santa Monica, about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, stop by Amoeba Music, and shop like a local with Hammer Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Montana Avenue
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

1
night
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, view the masterpieces at Ansel Adams Gallery, then get a taste of the local shopping with Yosemite Museum Gallery, then stroll through Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip maker .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit cooler (17°C), and nights are colder (-2°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Yosemite Museum Gallery ©
Yosemite Museum Gallery

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Shop till you drop at Ferry Building Marketplace and City Lights Booksellers. Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and Union Square. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, get curious at Exploratorium, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ghirardelli Square.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco travel route planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, plan for a bit warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 22°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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